Archive for January, 2012:

Choose Your Favorite Winter Retreat

It’s mid-winter and we’re daydreaming about where to cozy up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa. With these wintry properties, you can’t help but revel in the snowy season. Check out our slideshow, read the details below and vote for your favorite winter retreat. [slideshow]   Create your free online surveys with […]

Public Hotel Plans More $1 Room Sales

Ever since Public Chicago opened in the old Ambassador East Hotel space in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood in October, the hotel has become a hot spot. But it became an even hotter spot when its rooms went on sale for only $1 — and more dollar sales are coming. Ian Schrager’s Public announced the secret […]

The Five Best Things To Order At Mooo….

As the name suggests, Mooo…. (located inside the Four-Star XV Beacon hotel) is well known for its meat. From $36 filets to $100 rare cuts, there’s something to please all palates on the Mooo…. menu — and that’s without including the seafood and other great dishes. While you’re here, don’t miss the following: 1. Oysters. […]

The Five Best Treatments At Caudelie Vinothérapie Spa

Caudelie Vinothérapie Spa is a true urban oasis, and one of our top spots to unwind at when we’re in New York. Aside from its plush location inside the iconic Plaza Hotel, we love the way the spa combines two of our favorite things: spa days and wine. In addition to the classics, you’ll find […]

Friday Travel Photo: The Swiss Alps

We took a plane, train, bus and then a gondola to arrive in Switzerland’s Gimmelwald, a tiny village perched high in the Swiss Alps. The springtime snow that carpeted the area was a pleasant surprise and provided us with beautiful views. This photo was taken as we walked the path from Gimmelwald to Mürren — […]

Peek Inside Hotel De Glace In Quebec City

Quebec City is famous for its European-style architecture, multilingual culture and freshly tapped maple syrup. But the Canadian city may be most well-known for its chilly winters, when temperatures regularly dip below zero. The freezing weather makes it the perfect setting for icy palace Hotel de Glace. Just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec City, the […]

Quiz: Name This Hotel

Tucked on a hillside, this Five-Star hotel offers a mind-boggling array of amenities, including world-class golf at the Tom Fazio-designed course and a Five-Star spa. But that’s not all, read the amenities below and try to guess which mystery hotel this is. The equestrian center is one of a kind; the onsite facility is the […]

Celebrity Chefs From Charlie Trotter's Kitchen

Chef Charlie Trotter recently announced that he will close his Five-Star restaurant in Chicago this August. The news sent a shockwave through the restaurant community — and got us feeling a little nostalgic. Over on, we pay homage to the Windy City institution that has served as a training ground for a bevy of […]

Three Valentine’s Day Escapes

It’s almost February, which means it’s time to start planning your Valentine’s Day retreat. We’ve sifted through a number of packages to find the most romantic and luxurious getaways to impress your loved one. We think even Cupid would approve. Valentine’s Weekend at Blantyre (Lenox, Mass.) Spend Feb. 10 to 12 at the Five-Star Blantyre, a Tudor mansion […]

An Inside Look At Wolfgang Puck's New Restaurant

Wolfgang Puck is at it again. This time, he’s opening a new eponymous restaurant inside Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. After a recent visit, we’ve deemed this contemporary spot a standout in his roster. Last week on, we dished about the new outpost’s design and, of course, its food. Here’s what we had to say.  […]